What’s Trending in the Field? : March 30, 2021


What’s Trending in the Field? : March 30, 2021

Date: 30 March 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30 to 20:00
Venue: Online via Zoom
No. of participants: 75
Language: English

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Digital Scholarship and Libraries: The Experience of HKBU

The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library is one of the first academic libraries in Hong Kong supporting and promoting digital scholarship. The Library supports digitization with OCR, data visualization, GIS applications, corpus development, crowd-sourcing projects, e-journal publishing, among other areas. Rebekah and her team use digital technologies to extend the life of scholarly sources and create research tools, with a view to facilitating information sharing and new research findings.

Ms Rebekah WONG 

Ms Rebekah Wong is the Head of Digital Initiatives and Research in Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library. Her team provides user-centric services related to digital scholarship/humanities, research data services, and scholarly communications that cover the interpretation of copyright, publication metrics, and open access.

From Silo Database to Open Digital Scholarship Infrastructure :  Design and Development of the New Hong Kong Literature Database

In the past two decades, Hong Kong literature database is one of the in-house databases with high usage rate in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library. Currently over 600,000 records are indexed which is the key research sources on Hong Kong literature and literary history. In early 2019, a project team was formed to design new digital platform to empower discovery and digital scholarship. This presentation will highlight the key elements required to build a new data architecture, which will support not only new discovery capability, but also open and integrate collections into emerging and evolving data model that support digital scholarship. Furthermore, we will outline potential digital scholarship applications through this platform and suggest future directions for knowledge bases applied to Hong Kong studies.

Mr Ryun LEE 

Mr. Ryun LEE is currently the Head of Digital Initiatives of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. His area of responsibilities includes leading and managing the work of the Digital Initiatives in support of a broad range of digital and data-intensive scholarly activities. His interests in librarianship includes digitalization, data visualization, text and network analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and infrastructure support. In recent years, he is actively involved in the advocate of knowledge graph on Hong Kong studies research and digitization of resources related to Hong Kong and Southern China studies.